BOTANICAL CARD OF BONSAI
Common Name: CORK - Family: FAGACEAE
Medium-sized tree with a typical thick and suberose bark, native to the Iberian Peninsula and North-West Africa. It has persistent, alternate, simple leaves with acute apex, dark green on the upper page and green-gray on the lower one. Much appreciated in the bonsai field for the beautiful bark it presents.
Shorten the taproot gradually at each repotting, always trying to leave a good part of the root system formed by the capillaries; in the case of drastic transplants, defoliate the plant to avoid high transpiration. Shorten new shoots during the growing season
This plant grows in areas with a dry climate, but also likes abundant watering; it is advisable to water it abundantly, letting the soil dry out between one watering and the next.
Every 20-30 days from spring to autumn, stopping in the middle of summer.
Heliophilous plant (sun lover), it must be protected during the winter in cases of temperatures close to 0, and exposed to full sun during spring-summer. It can also be kept indoors in a very bright place, vaporize the hair daily .
Make the bindings from late spring to summer.
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